LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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  1. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    A slightly odd question. I have a pair of Strands and want a pair of Buckinghams. Both are made on the same last. Given that the brogueing is different in each case, do they feel any different when you wear them?
     


  2. Odradek

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    £25 is not too bad, given that my local shoe repair shop charges £20 to replace leather heels.
    I have had a full resole done by Loake, on a pair of Herring boots that developed a flaw. All done free of charge by Herring, but the workmanship by Loake was first rate and the soles and heels looked like brand new boots when I got them back.
     


  3. Roger la Rock

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    The shape of the shoe is the same, but the extra rows of stitching on the wingtip limit the amount of stretch in the upper. So, the answer to your question depends on the fit of the shoe on your foot. If the fit is perfect, you will likely not feel a lot of difference. If the shoe needs to conform to your foot, the wingtip may take longer to break in.
     


  4. goatandtricycle

    goatandtricycle Well-Known Member

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    I also have an odd question, I have changed from wanting the Cornwall to the Downing, however I noticed in the shop there is a quite obvious colour tide or line across the toe where it differs. It's almost along the line. Toe cap would be.
    Any thoughts or explanation?
    I thought it might just be this pair but looks like it's on the photos as well...http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/produ...&catid=20&oldcolid=4184&stype=0&colourid=4444
     


  5. AL FINK

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    It's called a "burnished toe". It gives the shoe more character. Pretty common on tan-brown for shoes nowadays. You can check other brand on Herring's site, most of them has it but maybe more subtle than the other.
     
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  6. goatandtricycle

    goatandtricycle Well-Known Member

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    I suspected this might be the case the line is quite definitive though. Maybe once worn a little isn't so noticeable
     


  7. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    I managed (unintentionally) to rub the burnishing off of my Chesters. I was concerned about how easily it came off during the first few polishes. I wouldn't have thought you would buy burnished shoes on the strength of this, but it may be worth bearing in mind. The Loake shoe making film (buried quite deeply in the web site) shows a man applying the burnishing. He appears to be using some sort of polish or dye.

    Sorry about the bolding in this message. Something went wrong and I can't fix it. Yours, Munky
     
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  8. goatandtricycle

    goatandtricycle Well-Known Member

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    What's this in response to?
     


  9. goatandtricycle

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    what's this in response to?
     


  10. ridethecliche

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    Which is probably why black shoes are never worn with a navy suit.

    Oh wait....
     


  11. FlyingMonkey

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  12. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    Sorry, Loake's shoe making video is on the front page of their site. Worth looking at if you haven't seen it.
     


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  14. FlyingMonkey

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    In this case, it means that this person has no idea what they are talking about.
     


  15. ajc2162

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    Sorry, still none the wiser. Could you explain the context of what you're referring to - what case and what person?
     


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